Cooperating Expert Systems for Cadcam

  • J. A. Brandon
  • G. Q. Huang
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Summary

Although they are been a necessary step in gaining insight into the design and operation of knowledge-based systems, autonomous expert systems are self limiting in their applicability, potentially leading to ‘Islands of Expertise’.

A much more promising approach to system integration for Computer Integrated Manufacture is the developing technology of cooperating expert systems. The authors’ AGENTS system has been briefly described.

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© Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Brandon
    • 1
  • G. Q. Huang
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Wales College of CardiffUK
  2. 2.Coventry PolytechnicUK

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